University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-128-56
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Italy
Tibur River
Period: Graeco-Roman Period
Date Made: 50 BC-AD 400
Early Date: -50
Late Date: 400
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Carnelian
Technique:Cameo
Iconography:Neptune?
Oceanus?
Length: 4.1 cm
Width: 2.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:56 - Sommerville Gem Number
153 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville: Carnelian. Fragment of a bust of Neptune, found in the Tiber. Greek and Roman Cameos, Case D. Vermeule: Canelian. Cameo. Fragmentary bust of a bearded male divinity, perhaps Neptune, Oceanus, or a similar personification. Work of late Hellenistic or Roman Periods and of extremely fine quality. Said to have been found in River Tiber.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 153View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 670, no. 56View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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